William Pollock

June 3, 1933 ~ February 24, 2022

Born in: Camilla, GA
Resided in: Arlington, TX

William “Curtis” Pollock, 88, of Arlington, Texas, passed away on February 24, 2022. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 on Monday, March 7th at Wades Family Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 on Tuesday, March 8th at Wades Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX 76013.  Graveside Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.

On June 3, 1933, Curtis was born in Camilla, Georgia, one of four children born to Jesse and Pharis Pollock. He went straight from high school to the military at the age of 17 where he served 22 years, reaching the rank of Sergeant Major while serving in the Korean Conflict and completing two tours in Vietnam. Being a military family, they moved various places before settling in Arlington to raise their three children – Bill, Janet and Brenda. After his military career, Curtis worked for the United States Postal Service for 23 years. During this time, he also took numerous classes at Tarrant County College to further his knowledge and education. Never one to shy away from hard work, Curtis quickly became bored after retiring from the postal service. For the next ten years he drove a bus for Mansfield ISD and especially enjoyed carrying various teams to athletic events.

On December 17, 1977 he married Betty Mathis. She will truly miss hearing him say daily, “Betty, has anybody told you they love you today? Together, they shared a love of family as their home was often the location of family get-togethers and celebrations. Many wonderful memories were made in the backyard by the pool. When not by the pool, Curtis still gravitated toward sunshine and water. He spent many hours on the lake fishing and pulling skiers behind his deck boat.

Curtis was also quite committed to completing his daily crossword puzzle. As the puzzles increased in difficulty throughout the week, he might be seen sneaking a little help from his well-worn crossword puzzle dictionary.

Curtis is preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Pharis Pollock and step-mother Pellie Pollock; daughter, Brenda Pollock; son, Charlie Goodale; brother, J.B. Pollock; sisters, Lois Griner and Velma Harrod; step-daughter, Cathy Barton; great-grandson, Tripp Barton and great-grandson, Andin Hanson.

Curtis is survived by his wife, Betty Pollock; son, Bill Pollock (Laura); daughter, Janet Pollock (Donny); step-daughter, Veronica Parker (Sam); step-daughter, Melissa Pittillo (Debbie); 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Services

Public Viewing: Monday, March 7, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 1:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Graveside Service: Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:00 pm

DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

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  1. CandleImageMay the Lord comfort the family in their time of grief and loss. Curtis was a great man . He will be dearly missed!

  2. CandleImagePaw paw Curtis we love and miss you! Thanks for all the great memories, and thank u for your service God truly has gained an angel

  3. It was a joy to know Curtis. He would have a good word for me when as I saw him at Tate Springs Baptist Church.

  4. Curtis became a good friend as for years we sat in the same section of the sanctuary each Sunday morning at Tate Springs. I enjoyed getting to know Curtis and Betty. I quickly learned that Curtis’ military-like facade was just that – he was truly a kind, thoughtful, funny, and sweet Christian man. My condolences to his family.

  5. I love you Daddy. Im gonna miss you so much. I hope you’re dancing in the sky. Until we meet again. Rest in paradise.

  6. One of my favorite stories about Curtis was when I came to pick up my kids that were all blessed to stay with them when they were young. He had the kids lined up in front of him and one by one he was giving them spankings! I asked why and he said, “it started with this one needing a birthday spanking and all the rest wanted one too”! It was so sweet as each kids walked up, turned around and he would swat them with that big ole hand. They would giggle and go the end of the line. He was a gentle giant of a man. Love and Miss you Curtis. Rest in Peace.

  7. I remember Mr. Pollock. I was friends with his daughter Janet and he was our postman for many years. I have lots of great memories riding on my bike down to their house on Norwood and playing at their house.

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